Networking at Cannes Lions

The creative community comes together every June to celebrate the world’s best work. This is your moment. Here’s how to make it count.

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Where the industry comes to connect

Creatives, innovators, brands and beyond. Over 13,000 people from more than 100 countries join us at the Palais every June, and this is your moment to meet them. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or still in the making, there’s plenty of opportunities to network across the Festival.

See inspirational creativity, discuss how to push the industry forward, and most importantly, learn from each other. Here’s how.


How can networking at the Festival help you?

  • It’s where you’ll find the whole industry in one place. Expect culture clashes, creative energy, and the kinds of connections you can only get in Cannes.

  • It’s where business gets done. In-person networking means you’ll meet global decision-makers, and build partnerships with people ready to push growth.

  • It’s where ideas comes to life. Thousands of like-minded creatives and marketers come to the Festival – all eager to chat and offer opportunities for collaborations, mentorship and learning.

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What networking opportunities are there in the Palais?

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Connections Lounge

In Palais II you’ll find the Connections Lounge – the Festival’s professional networking destination. This is the best place to book meetings with your new contacts, which can be easily done through the Festival App.

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First-timer Palais Tours

New to the Festival? Get to know your home for the week and meet other first-timers with an official Cannes Lions tour. Just search ‘first timer’ in our app and choose a tour – available in eight languages.

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Brunch on the Terrace

Join fellow Festival goers on the Terrace for brunch on Friday morning – your chance to chat about the week’s events and gear up for our world-class Awards Show in the evening.

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Cannes Lions Closing Party

A celebration like no other. Catch up with the connections you’ve made, and end the week in style at the official Festival closing party on Carlton Beach.

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The Festival at your fingertips

The Cannes Lions Festival App is your ticket to making connections with ease. Browse the entire attendee list and reach out to people in-app before and during the Festival. Download the app today, and discover what else it can do. Get the app.

Join us at the industry’s biggest meet-up

An inspiring young creative who joins your team. A bold new brand who turns into your client. An industry leader who becomes your mentor. When you join us at the industry’s biggest Festival, where will a connection take you?

Grab your pass for 2024 to find out. We’ll see you there.